Sunny weather and looking for outdoor activities for all of the family? Read my blog article about where to find forest high wires, mountain downhill scooters and rollercoasters.
Take my tour of Basel’s microbreweries and beer halls, doable in one day or over time. There’s a vibrant microbrewery scene in Basel and many a wonderful beer hall to drink a beer in the bar, on the terrace or to take away. Cheers and enjoy!!
The summer months in Basel offer us the chance to pick your own fruit. early July sees the beginning of Cherry season in Basel when some local farms offer pick your own fruit. Pick your own cherries a great Things to do in Basel.
What better way to get out into the beautiful farming landscape in Basel land than to make a visit to a local farm and self pick Strawberries. A worth while thing to do in Basel this Summer.
A day out in the little farming and wine producing town of Maisprach for wine tasting, dinner on the terrace, polish pottery, a lovely cafe or visiting a historic flour mill.
Ettenbühl Gardens located near Bad Bellingen in Germany around 30 mins drive from Basel. They boast an impressive 1,000 variety rose collection plus a 5 hectare garden with 20 different themed zones to wander through. If you are interested in photography the gardens offer a lot of amazing vistas for portraits. Take a picnic blanket in the summer months and while away the hours in the most idyllic setting.
The museums pass will get you and your children access to over 300 museums in Switzerland and over the border in France and Germany.
The farm at Obere Wanne in Liestal has quite the offer with a self pick flower paradise, a maize maze and kürbisland or pumpkin land that opens Sept-Oct every year.
The Fünfschilling is a restaurant on a vineyard that is tucked away in Fischingen and small village near Binzen in Germany that is around 25 mins drive from Basel. Fünfschilling is a great place to take the entire family to have an inexpensive family meal, to buy reasonably priced wine, spirits and visit their farm shop that is packed full of seasonal fruit and vegetables and other tasty treats. They also have a wonderful playground for kids and some really yummy cakes.
Well, the weather has certainly changed and the nights are getting darker earlier which makes me want to stew food and eat lots of molten cheese. What are the best things to do in Basel in October? Search for an amazing pumpkin, enjoy the parks and gardens of Basel, go to the Theatre, relax in the spa or go to one of the many Museum’s in Basel.